junio 20, 2008
Sescoi shows visitors to DMS, Tokyo how to improve productivity
Sescoi will be demonstrating the latest versions of its automatic CAM/CAD software, WorkNC V19/G3, and its job management system, MyWorkPLAN, at the 19th Design Engineering and Manufacturing Solutions Expo (DMS) located in Tokyo, Japan. Running from 25th to 27th June 2008, it is the largest Japanese trade show and conference focusing on IT solutions for the manufacturing industry.
Sescoi’s stand will be located in East Hall 2 12-11, where the company will be hosting daily open seminars to help engineers understand the measurable benefits they can get from installing the latest versions of WorkNC and MyWorkPLAN. For the past three years, WorkNC has topped the rankings of the most widely used CAM systems by Japanese toolmakers, according to a survey by Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo Newspaper which specializes in business and industrial affairs.
WorkNC V19/G3 is the latest version of Sescoi’s flagship CAM/CAD system, and includes a completely new intuitive and ergonomic interface which combines all the functions of CAD, analysis, CAM, editing and verification into one integrated environment. New algorithms further improve the fluidity of the automatic toolpaths, providing spiral transitions and trochoidal cutterpaths to speed up machining and reduce shock loading on the tool. Tatematsu, a leading Japanese automotive mould manufacturer, used WorkNC’s automatic routines to achieve a 66% reduction in program preparation times and meet its ambitious cost saving targets.
New 5-axis enhancements within the software improve the smooth operation of Auto 5, Sescoi’s automated 5-axis machining module, which automatically transforms 3 and 3+2 axis toolpaths into 5-axis. This greatly simplifies programming tasks, enables more of the part to be cut in one setting with shorter and more rigid cutters, and reduces the reliance on additional EDM operations. RYOBI, the Japanese manufacturer of die cast products, reported 30% reductions in machining times through the introduction of the technology.
MyWorkPLAN job management software adds an extra dimension to productivity by enabling companies to precisely calculate part costs and monitor production and delivery performance. By utilizing historical information and integrating with popular Microsoft Office® packages, the system enables managers to rapidly build up valuable data which they can use to maximize profitability with the minimum amount of administrative effort, and make decisions based on the accumulated knowledge.
By visiting Sescoi’s stand at DMS, managers and engineers will learn about software developments which can help them to cut costs and lead times through automation, and to efficiently manage their businesses based on accurate costs and live data.